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Public Discussion / Re: Structural changes in biz making tech employment unlikely?
« Last post by WildRiver on November 20, 2018, 08:33:18 am »
It is a little bit better now in DC. DOD contracting is still good. It is harder to get a job as a gov employee. It is easier to get a job as a contractor with security clearance. I'm near DC on MD side.
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Public Discussion / Re: How does Google handle storage?
« Last post by The Gorn on November 19, 2018, 06:32:27 pm »
You'd need to understand quite a bit more about Google search's business model which means HOW they make their money.

Google became the top search engine because it wasted user's time the least by having the best search results.

You do understand that fact, right? Remember using something like AltaVista.net in 1999? You had to search and THEN scroll through pages of crap results to find what you needed, even when your search was pretty exactly stated.

Google solved that problem.  In direct market  response, almost all other search engines went out of business and Google now sells its web index data to other search vendors like Bing.

Google then leverages its direct knowledge of what billions of individuals search for daily by selling advertising directly to advertisers. You get THAT, right?

Google basically applies EXACTLY the same rigor to returning the best matching ads in response to searches that it does with returning normal organic non commercial search results.

In other words Adwords ads that advertisers are paying through the nose for expecting good results are displayed to the highest probability search users.

SO... In order to have the most lucrative possible advertising platform on earth, Google uses analytics - "big data" - millions (probably) of terabytes of individual user queries and facts about those users - the same data you're wondering about - to choose when and how to display search ads in real time.

THAT IS THE MOTIVATION RIGHT THERE MAKING ADWORDS (GOOGLE SEARCH ADS) THE HIGHEST RETURN ADVERTISING DELIVERY METHOD ON EARTH.
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Public Discussion / Re: Structural changes in biz making tech employment unlikely?
« Last post by unix on November 19, 2018, 06:02:18 pm »
I remember the recession of circa 2003 or so.. I went to these job inteviews in NoVA (DC area).. Man they looked like soup lines from the Great Depression. Long long lines.

I was out of work for 1  year. You could not find a gig for $60, $50 or $20. That's the impression I got.

there is no labor shortage. One job opening generates a huge stack of resumes.
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Public Discussion / Re: The job market is hot these days
« Last post by unix on November 19, 2018, 05:54:00 pm »
these are all possible and likely, I agree.

I am in the dot gov area..  So I am only seeing things in that realm and admittedly my view could be myopic.
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Public Discussion / Re: How does Google handle storage?
« Last post by unix on November 19, 2018, 05:52:46 pm »
(1) I get, completely. However, it does not make sense if you think a bit about the situation under the surface, why would the investors care about storing logs from every gulag user in the world? Just for business purposes? Data mining?

I am going to take a guess that (2) is considerably more likely.

gulag sold their soul on day 1 and that's what made them so wildly successful versus others. that's the only plausible explanation.
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Public Discussion / Re: Obviously the Board Changed a Bit
« Last post by Richardk on November 18, 2018, 08:49:03 pm »
Based on activity, I guess this makes sense.
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Public Discussion / Re: Structural changes in biz making tech employment unlikely?
« Last post by WildRiver on November 18, 2018, 10:01:23 am »
Wow, this thread is still running from the beginning of this year. Everyone has good idea. One thing that I am always frustrated about this topic is that why do American citizens have to compete with third-world workers in their own country? Our economic system is broken. The CEOs and upper management are sitting there like pigs taking in all the food and left us with crumbs! We are fighting for crumbs. Many years ago, a friend of my mom who has a son that works on Wall Street as an investment banker/trader collected 90K Xmas bonus. At that time I believe I were earning 80ish K on my job. Now I am unemployed but I refuse to participate in this job scheme by being a day-trader.
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Public Discussion / Re: How does Google handle storage?
« Last post by The Gorn on November 18, 2018, 09:59:01 am »
Where are they getting the funds to run this operation? It is expensive. who would pay them to store data on every gulag user in the world?

1) Advertising (you know, like the Adwords I posted about my own experiences with which nobody replied to. :P ) Adwords is a HUGE generator of revenue.

2) US government three letter acronym agencies OF COURSE.

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Public Discussion / Re: The job market is hot these days
« Last post by WildRiver on November 18, 2018, 09:15:48 am »
Which industry sector are you in? There are 3 factors I think that are playing out right now.

1. More jobs are coming back to the US (due to trade war).
2. Corporations are having more money because of record tax cut.
3. More people are dropping out of the job market due to retirement and age discrimination (people who got laid of in their 50ish won't be working ever again. I happen to know a few who lost their jobs this year).
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Public Discussion / The job market is hot these days
« Last post by unix on November 18, 2018, 08:39:18 am »

In my  circles, there is a lot of turbulence. A lot of people coming, going..  Interesting.

And I don't know if this translate into consulting i.e. "real" consulting market. I am strictly talking about full-time or quasy-full time people.

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